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Dodgers to cut employees salaries starting June 1

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Dodgers will institute pay cuts for their employees making over $75,000 a year starting on June 1, which will allow the organization to avoid any furloughs or layoffs, a source confirmed.ESPN reported that employees were told of the plan during a Zoom call on Tuesday afternoon.The tiered pay cuts would reportedly be the greatest for those employees with the highest salaries, as much as 35 percent.The Dodgers’ decision comes a week after that the Angels were furloughing many in their baseball operations department, including many of their amateur scouts just before the draft.center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

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NFL news and notes: Roquan Smith still away from Bears; Khalil Mack not sweating Raiders reunion

first_img Tyler Boyd: Bengals ’embarrassed’ by Steelers in prime time Michael Gallup injury update: Cowboys receiver (knee) ‘not ruled out’ vs. Packers Will a mysterious absence distract the Bears from the first ever NFL game played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?We dive into the latest news regarding Roquan Smith and other headlines from around the league in this edition of NFL news and notes. Three things that matterRoquan Smith remains away from teamThe star linebacker was listed as a surprise inactive just before Sunday’s win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and it was rumored he had not been acting like himself around the team facilities in recent days. Bears coach Matt Nagy declined to provide any new details on the situation Monday.”He’s completely a personal issue,” he told reporters. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.” Related Newscenter_img When pushed for more information on Smith’s status and availability for Sunday, Nagy stood firm.”Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.”Panthers place Kawann Short on season-ending IRThe team announced the All-Pro defensive lineman has a partially torn rotator cuff that initially was suffered in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers. Short has spent the last two games on the sidelines, and will be staying put the rest of the year.”KK has done everything he could possibly do to try to play these past two games,” general manager Marty Hurney said, “but we have made the decision that it is in the best long-term interest of KK and the team that he undergo surgery to fix his shoulder and focus on his rehab and get ready for next season.”It’s another huge loss for the Panthers, who are already without quarterback Cam Newton, though Kyle Allen has gone 2-0 in his two starts this season, so Carolina has been able to stay afloat in his absence.Cowboys get ‘best news’ for Tyron Smith’s ankleThe Pro Bowl left tackle suffered a right ankle injury in Sunday’s loss to the Saints and needed to be carted off the sideline. While Jerry Jones said it’s “unlikely” Smith plays this week against the Packers, the Cowboys owner is optimistic he won’t be missing in action long.”We got the best news we could possibly get,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “We couldn’t have asked for better news. Looking forward to having him back out there quick.”Two things that don’t matterKhalil Mack hoped to be a Raider for lifeThe Bears linebacker thought he found his home in Oakland after the Raiders drafted him fifth overall in 2014, but a blockbuster trade last September changed that. Now, Mack is gearing up to face his former team for the first time since he was dealt.”That’s the expectation when you get drafted to a team: You want to be there for the long haul and bring championships and all those good things,” Mack said, per ESPN. “It’s the business side of it that doesn’t really let you do that.”It’s another game, man. It’s going to be a fun one because I know a few of the guys out there. But it’s going to be a good one. Can’t wait.”Miami vendor charged fan $724 for two beersOverpriced refreshments at stadiums are a joke, but this fan wasn’t laughing when his bank alerted him of the fraudulent transaction after his credit card was scanned to a personal card reader.Nathaniel Collier was arrested and will face two felony charges for his alleged scam at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium during Sunday’s Dolphins-Chargers game, including third-degree grand theft and possession of a skimming device.Fortunately the fan received a refund, and Collier was fired by the independent contractor that hired him. One video you have to seeThe Rams offered fans a glimpse at the progress made on their new stadium.”This could only happen here in Los Angeles.”Our future home is coming along! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y0E1WEDG6G— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 1, 2019Tuesday’s tweet of the dayCould Dez Bryant swoop in to save one of the six remaining teams still in search of a win?I plan on it.. https://t.co/XpMCms4zxy— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 1, 2019last_img read more

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Opposition condemns Patterson’s threats after boycott

first_img…says it’s a “Burnhamesque” way of silencing political opponentsAlliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary David Patterson’s threats to investigate and lay charges against former government officials is the latest to be denounced by the Parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).AFC General Secretary David PattersonFollowing Thursday’s boycott of President David Granger’s address to the National Assembly, Patterson took to his Facebook Page to express concerns over this move by the Opposition, which he deemed disrespectful.Patterson, who holds the post of Public Infrastructure Minister posted, “I have mixed feelings on the natural consequences of this boycott – on one hand I am sadden that the opposition will be boycotting one of the main advocates for greater inclusion of the opposition in the affairs of Government, the voices of the liberals will now be drowned out.”He then indicated that this boycott has added new vigour for Government to hunt and prosecute past government officials for corruption.“What happens next is entirety due to the opposition’s actions today – the kid gloves will be taken off, since an unwritten line will be crossed – the actions which the general public have been demanding (punishment for crimes of corruption) will go into a higher gear, building of cases against alleged corrupt officials will now be at the forefront – actions which I support – by this boycott, it will strengthen the efforts…” Patterson posted.But the PPP/C said this behaviour displayed by Minister Patterson is reminiscent of the “Burnhamesque” ways of silencing political opponents.“If there was any…Patterson, removed all doubts…with a threatening rant on Facebook, which shows his incapability of understanding the various forms of protest in a democracy, and most likely reflecting his Government’s similar inabilities and views,” outlined a statement from the Office of the Opposition Leader.The PPP/C then equated Patterson’s remarks to recent threats made by controversial US Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.“This can be likened to Donald Trump’s recent threat to jail his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, if he were to win the Presidency – a threat that all right minded lovers of democracy denounced in no easy terms,” the Party noted.Nonetheless, the Party posited that it will continue to stand with and represent the people of Guyana without fear or favour. “The PPP/C has withstood the worst of the Burnham years, where jailing and the killing political opponents were the norm. Like then, the PPP/C will not be silenced now.”Moreover, the Party called on the international community to take note of the threats made by the AFC General Secretary.last_img read more

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Lecture series hosted for Black History Month

first_imgThe Department of Social Cohesion, in collaboration with the Region 4 Regional Democratic Council, on Tuesday held a lecture series and exhibition to recognise the contributions of persons of African descent to the history of Guyana.Officers from the Department of Youth on Tuesday coordinated a series of lectures in observance of Black History Month at the Beterverwagting Secondary School.According to Regional Executive Officer Pauline Lucas, the presentations focused on the crucial role of education in the history of African Guyanese.The women who were given the Outstanding Women in Region Four awards. In picture from left: Regional Executive Officer Pauline Lucas, Tiffany Harvey, and Regional Chairperson Jennifer AllenAspects of African culture and heritage, including slavery, colonization and the village movement, were also part of the discussions.Caricom IKEMBA representative, Onika Frank, while delivering brief remarks, encouraged the students to be proud of their culture and ancestry.Students from five secondary schools on the East Coast of Demerara attended lectures on Guyana’s African heritage, done by representatives from the African Community Development Association.Three women were also given “Outstanding Women in Region 4 awards”: Tiffany Harvey, Pauline Lucas and Jennifer Allen. These awards were presented by Alister Collins, Executive Director of the President’s Youth Award: Republic of Guyana (PYARG).The schools that attended the session yesterday were: L.B.I Secondary, Bladen Hall Secondary, Buxton Secondary, Plaisance Secondary and Beterverwaging Secondary.For the African Guyanese community, Black History Month is usually a time for sober reflection on the state of the community. This is of course not a new call; it is repeated at every moment of Black observancePersons of African ancestry all over the world continue to suffer from the scars of a history of bondage. It is for that reason that Black History Month continues to have great relevance.last_img read more

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Planners impressed with hospital consultation turnout

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement -More than 30 residents attended an information session on the new Fort St. John Hospital project that’s currently under construction. The ‘Neighbourhood Community Committee’ meeting was held in the current hospital’s boardroom on Wednesday night. It was designed to allow consultation with residents who live nearby the construction grounds.Members from Northern Health, the City of Fort St. John, and developer ISL Health, were on hand to answer questions from the public.Project Manager for Northern Health, Tom Sparrow, says he was impressed with the way resident’s engaged in the consultation.[asset|aid=2508|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7c7cc4f339da340d7c2cd4d512431b28-Sparrow 2_4_Pub.mp3] Advertisement [asset|aid=2509|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7c7cc4f339da340d7c2cd4d512431b28-Sparrow 1_5_Pub.mp3] Sparrow says there’s going to be plenty more consultation sessions, as planners want to make up several committees to engage the entire City.The consultation dates will be announced in the near future. The project broke ground last spring, and should be complete by 2012. A residential care facility is included in the design plan.Many residents had questions relating to road closures, as well as routes that would be used during the construction process.Others were impressed to find out that the wood used to make the facility would be purchased from the local mill.Sparrow added that since many of the developers live in Fort St. John, most of the questions that were asked at the committee meeting were anticipated.Advertisement Photo: This hospital diorama was on display, as concerned residents listened intently to an update from Northern Health and ISL on Wednesday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

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